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RAW September 2018

“By creating original work, you will further the cause of humanity.” Wassily Kandinsky

 
Moon flowers live a scant week only under a full moon, are rarely seen by humans, exist in crevices on Mt. Olympus, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Blanc, the Matterhorn, and the Urals, and occasionally on the edge of famous valleys like the Valley of the Dolls in Southern California, or the Shop Here Valley in Patagonia. We'll note only that moon flowers mean autumn has arrived. Moon Flowers by Jack Ofield

Art Reports by or about SDVAN  

TAROT: The Fool's Journey Through Life Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
La Jolla's 'Steel Goddess' artist Faiya Fredman reigns at Oceanside Art Museum Picked Ripe by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Open Your Hearts to North County Arts Launch at ArtWalk CarlsbadPicked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Two Candidates for SD District 5 Supervisor Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer

SAVE the DATE for the next two Open Your Hearts to the North County Arts Events in October. Check out North County Arts Network for a list of all the evnets in visual and performing arts :  

SD Art Prize   at Art San Diego(Wyland Center, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014)is presented by San Diego Visual Arts Networkfrom Thurs, Oct 18 to Sun Oct 21, 2018 withMax Robert Daily presenting theOslo Sardine Barwith art by Robert Matheny in Booth 124. Nearby in booth 131 is  FIG presenting SD Art Prize: Anne MudgeErin Dace Behling and former nominee and recipients of the SD Art Prize: Bhavna Mehta Anna StumpMichele GuieuLauren CarerraTerri Hughes-OelrichPrudence HorneLynn SusholtzFull info on theSD Art Prize eventspage.Art San Diego is a media sponsor for Open Your Hearts to the North County Arts.

Open Your Hearts to the North County Arts will be holding a silent auction fundraiser at the 4th Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad (1923 Calle Barcelona, 92009) on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 11am-6pm. The Forum Carlsbad and Kennedy & Associates is also presenting a juried show with more than 50 exceptional artists and craftspeople offering high quality original artwork from throughout the Western United States. There will be something for every taste and budget. Lux Art Institute and North County Arts Network, both 501-C3 non-profits, will be charity partners for the 4th Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival. Guests can learn more about these organizations at their booths inside the event. More info: Janis Brown.

Food and Art are a combination that is meant to be together. We love that Bread and Salt will now have a Pan and Sal shop. The staff of life should be side by side with the inspirations of creativity. Read the whole story by Kinsee Morlan in the Culture Report from Voice of San Diego. Food for the table and the soul.

The Candidates' Forum for District 5 County Supervisor race with Michelle Garcia and Jim Desmond was presented by North County Arts Network at MiraCosta Community College, the Oceanside Campus Please Cast all your VOTES for candidates that support the ARTS!

We enjoyed the online exhibition from Joseph Bellows Gallery of Steve Banks called Nitro Drag Racing in Southern California. Love those smoking tires!

We were recently sent this article by Ellen Mara De Wachterabout the confusion around photography bans in museums. This is still a problematic topic. Do museum protect the copyright of the artist and sales of postcards in their gift shops, or do they allow the word to be spread by social media about the fantastic exhibitions they are mounting?

John M. Eger is our most committed advocate of the STEAM approach to education which adds Arts to Science, technology Engineering and Math. In his North County times article he updates us on how The new normal in education includes art, science

Here are a few updates on SD Art Prize and New Contemporary Artists: MFA Alumnus Joe Yorty 'The Ghost I Love the Most' until Sept 25 at Southwestern College Art Gallery. Several Alumni & More in 'Being Here with You/ Estando aqui contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana' until Feb 3 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Alida Cervantes, Omar Pimienta, David White, and Joe Yorty. Professor Emeritus Eleanor Antin in 'Beyond the Age of Reason' until Oct 31 at the San Diego Art Institute and curated by Debby and Larry Kline.

Speaking of Art Prizes, it is Turner Prize time again in London and here are the nominees to check out: Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Luke Willis Thompson, and Charlotte Prodger

We loved this article in the New York Times, Want to Get Rich Buying Art? Invest in Womenby Mary Gabriel. In a recent study, 30% of the artists represented by the top New York galleries were women. That is a huge increase in the last 20 years. Now just another 21% to go!

Started by San Diego based artist scott b. davis, the Medium Festival of Photography is a non-profit organization centered around an annual festival in October. They offer year round resources to connect photographers of all levels with educational opportunities across Southern California. The annual festival from Oct 18 to 20th brings photographers from across the globe for lectures, inspiration, collaboration, and infusing others with fresh ideas. . A full calendar of events, including ticketed and open events, are listed on SDVAN and the Medium Festival Registration Page.

A fond farewell to Studio Door in North Park, but we will eagerly watch for news of the rebirth from Papa Patric Stillman. In the meantime check out one of Picked RAW choices for September: TAROT: The Fool's Journey Through Life will be showing starting Sept 13 until Nov 11 at the North Coast Rep Gallery (987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D., Solana Beach 92075). Artwork inspired by the Tarot will feature local artists Talia Ceravolo, Susan Gesell, Gillian Moss, Kellie Rogers, Ramona Szczerba and Patric Stillman. The fool’s journey is a metaphor for the journey through life that is explored in the imagery of the Tarot. The show is open during North Coast Rep performance times or by appointment by contacting House Manager, Holly Gillard. Opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 from 6-7:00pm. More info: Angela Jackson 858-481-2155. TAROT: The Fool's Journey Through Life Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer

We will miss Tara Centybear who is leaving to live in Portland, Oregon with her family. She worked at the Oceanside Museum of Art, the San Diego History Center as curator and lately at the Port of San Diego as Arts and culture program manager.

Farewell to Kara West. The Art Gallery at the downtown Central Library is looking for a new gallery director. Maybe this is a new position for Leah Goodwin who is leaving the California Center for the Arts after producing some exciting shows.

We are saddened by the passing of T.J. Dixon, sculptor and very private person who struggled for the last year and at 67 was far too young to leave us.

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

Brandon Gallery's is making a call for artists for its 12th Annual Small Works Show. Deliver artwork on October 27, 11 - 3 pm. for the show from Nov 2 to Nov 30 with a reception on Nov 10. For more info and prospectus contact Noreen Ring 760-723-1330

MAGEC (Museums & Arts Growing Escondido Culture) is looking for talented artists to help them launch a new art venue Art in the Gardenat the Grand Avenue Festival. Their goal is to attract visitors to Historic Downtown Escondido and the Grand Avenue Festival, increase awareness of Downtown as a unique retail, dining and arts district and promote the rich cultural environment. The Grand Avenue Festival is on Sunday October 21, 2018, 10am-5pm at Heritage Garden 121 W Juniper Ave (off Grand Ave). It was established in 1988 with large crowds and a wide variety of food and family entertainment is expected to provide all artists with a successful and enjoyable day. For More info: Carol Rogers 760-7154958

The City of Encinitas now has applications available for students and adult artists for the Santa Fe Drive undercrossing public mosaic art project. There is an applicant workshop on Wed. October 3, 6-7pm, at the Encinitas Library. Contact Jim Gilliam Encinitas Arts Programming Administrator for more info an copies of the application.

Are you passionate about the arts? Do you want to have a direct impact within our state’s diverse communities by helping organizations that offer arts programming receive state funding? The California Arts Council is looking for a new Arts Program Specialist to join their team to administer CAC grant programs and help organizations navigate the grant process. Apply by October 5. The job is in Sacramento but could be very helpful to have a SD arts professional in charge! More info: Debra Waltman

Here is the latest Call for Proposals for the 2019 Temporary Exhibition at San Diego International Airport, titled Forces of Nature. To learn more about this opportunity open to visual artists, cultural organizations, and educational groups, RSVP for our Info Session on October 11 from 6 – 7 p.m. and review the complete call here.

After a 27 year run the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation officially retired Oceanside Days of Arts this past April. Their new project is called ArtWalls Oside which is chaired and curated by Ruth Jameson who you should contact for more information. They are now making a call for artist to participate and seeking partnerships with businesses in Oceanside which have walls suitable for the display of fine art.

The Art Academy of San Diego (3784 30th Street, SD 92104) is looking for experienced Art Instructors for the following subjects: Watercolor, Printmaking, Drawing, Painting, Abstract Painting, Encaustic, Mosaic, and Jewelry Making We are looking to fill weekday and weekend slots for our 2019 curriculum, and need committed teachers and class times set by mid-October. Classes are held once a week and are 3 hours long. The instructor must be able to teach the subject as a 7-week course, a 14-week course and possibly workshops. We will also consider applications for instructors who are interested in teaching workshops only. Some of our students take the same course for numerous years, so our instructors must be prepared for returning long-term students. For more info on applying: Magdalena 619 231 3900

San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) is seeking artworks for this year’s C-NOTE Pop-Up Art Sale taking place November 10 & 11, 2018 plus an opening night special event on November 9th. C-NOTE is a juried art sale of original work by San Diego and Tijuana artists with all artworks priced at $100, $200, or $300. Art is sold on a first-come-first-served basis. SDAI splits sales with artists and proceeds will support their exhibitions, residencies and outreach programs. The show is a gateway to collecting and a platform for artists to seen by a wide audience. Artists working in all media and at all levels of their career are encouraged to apply. Click HERE to submit.  Submissions are FREE to submit up to three artworks.

Submission Deadline has been extended: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 11:59PM. More information can be found HERE.

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RAW January 2018

“An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.”  Henri Matisse

Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire, and Air by Ellen Speert   can be seen Jan 23 - March 7, 2018 at Encinitas City Hall (505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, 92024) and then it travels to the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024) from March 7 - May 2, 2018. The reception on March 17 at the Community Center is from 1:00 - 4:00 PM and will feature spoken word artist Alyce Smith Cooper performing “ Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire & Air: The Mythic Journey of Zora” For more info 760.436.3310 ellen@artRETREATS.com

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
Radiance and The Color of Light Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Niki de Saint Phalle: Mythical California and Inspired: A Mosaic Invitational at CCAE Picked RAW by Patricia Frischer

To commemorate both its 35th year in San Diego and its 10th year as The New Children’s Museum, The New Children’s Museum is welcoming back Jason Hackenwerth as an artist in residency in the Museum’s Innovators LAB from January 7 – 15, 2018, During his eight-day residency, Hackenwerth will construct a giant latex balloon sculpture entitled Crystal Cortex that will span up to 50 feet from the bottom to the top that will be on display for three months. Hackenwerth will lead hands-on workshops for member families to introduce his practice.   Museum visitors will be able to watch the balloon sculpture being built and slowly raised to hang in the atrium at the Museum’s entrance.

We are so happy to Janine Free featured in SD Home and Garden and learn more about her past. We love her series of images of reflections in shop windows.

Love of Haitian Culture is a timely exhibition at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad opening Feb 11. This is from the collection of local resident Lawrence Kent.

A short video was made by a Chinese team of the artwork showing by Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance at the LA Art Fair in early January. When I watched this video it had already received a large number of views from an interested Asian audience! Sergott told us he sold a number of works at this fair and their next fair is in Palm Springs in February. Sergott told us he sold a number of works at this fair and their next fair is in Palm Springs in February.

Art Bus Express has new website with a new section called “Teachers’ Corner” where you can learn about the importance of field study trips and “Places to Go” which lists the many arts and science venues available throughout San Diego County.

We are very pleased to announce that the City of Encinitas approved the installation of a public sculpture by Jeffery Laudenslager, one of the SD Art Prize recipients. The piece, titled "Orpheus," will be installed by K Street Park at the south end of Coast Highway 101. The Encinitas Friends of the Arts will pay for the sculpture pad and lighting and Laudenslager is loaning the work at no cost for a year. This is the beginning of a whole set of new sculpture locations in Encinitas with changing and permanent installation. Three other works were approved at the same time by Maidy Morhous, Tim Richards and Betsy Schulz.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will host the 11th biennial Art Auction at its downtown location at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, March 28.

Doug Simay is selling off some of his collection to a “discerning next generation of collectors.” He certainly has one of the most discerning eyes of any local collector we know.  

Kay Colvin is leaving the L-Street Gallery after more than 40 exhibitions showcasing local artist. We are unsure what will happen in the space, but understand it was part of the percentage for the arts building agreement when the Omni was first constructed and this space should stay an art gallery. Colvin is still involved with 101 Artist Colony and the Pacific View Art Center, both in Encinitas.

The Muramid Museum which shelters the Art Miles Mural project has left its home in the Artist Alley in Oceanside but we have been informed it will open a new location soon.  

Elsie Arredondo , Owner/DirectorMonarch | Arredon Contemporary, tells us they will be closed for renovations for the first quarter of 2018, but are still taking appointments.More info: 858-382-9467

We have loved staying in ABNBs and now we love the idea of an ABNB experience.This is part of the opening up of services so anyone who has a special skill can share it and even make money from it.  

Is it a new day for ArtForum? Check out this article about the shake-up in editorial in Vulture and maybe check out then latest issue. It appears that they will be addressing the male/female inequity.

A brilliant new blue pigment YinMn – discovered serendipitously by Oregon State University chemists in 2009 – is now reaching the marketplace, where it will be used in a wide range of coatings and plastics.

There are some surprises in this article 13 Famous Artist Couples’ Massive Gender Pay Gapsfrom Artsy. Not all males made more money than their female counterparts.  

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

The Business of Art scholarship offered by The Studio Door in North Park is a unique opportunity for an artist who has a body of work to showcase and is interested in selling their artwork during Mission Federal ArtWalk. To ensure a successful launch at this year’s festival, the artist will receive personalized mentoring from Patric Stillman, artist and owner of The Studio Door, and receive an exceptional media package provided by San Diego Visual Arts Network. The deadline for the application is Feb 16 th. For more info: 619-255-4920

Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad is making a call for artists for Second Act Exhibit from May 20- July 7 Second Act is something a person devotes his life to later in life, after retiring or quitting his original occupation Send your images including overall size to Julie Weaverling To be considered for postcard submit by March 18. Final submission deadline April 22. More info: 760-795-6120

Conception Arts is accepting artists for their one day event in San Diego on Sat, Feb. 3rd featuring painters, sculptors, photographers, mixed media artists as well as specialty wood, glass and metal artisans. To submit your work/be contacted to have your questions answered personally, go to the website and choose \"submit work\". Conception Exhibits are now taking place across the US, and have been featured in the Dallas Patron Magazine, Wall St Journal and ABC news. For more info: Renee Smith 212-369-7971

Over a two-year period, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) will undertake an open competitive process to commission an artist to create and install a permanent, site-specific artwork for the 2.6 acre linear urban park that follows a newly restored section of Chollas Creek, the Our Town Public Art Project at Chollas Creek. This project is a collaboration with the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The deadline for submission is Feb 16 so check out the full details now. More info: Victoria Hamilton 619.527.6161

The Encinitas Friends of the Arts is creating another Passport event. This one is to Brazil. If you know of any good Brazilian artists who live in San Diego, do contact Naimeh Tanha Woodward friendsofthearts1@gmail.com

Art On 30th / Ashton Gallery in North Park is making a call for artist for the show Everything New: What have you been doing in your studio? How have you started the new year? Show us your newest work - or honor the Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog) with a great piece. $35 for 1-2 submissions $45 for 3-4 submissions with submissions ending Feb 10. More info: Ari Kate Ashton 619-894-9009

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February, 2018

“What if a work of art was so smart that it could free itself from the artist that made it.” Andrea K. Scott

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

Jacqueline Silverman , new director of the San Diego Art Institute tells us of a “Greetings” mural completed in the Little Saigon District, which spans from Highland Avenue to Euclid Avenue on El Cajon Blvd. The completion of this mural, which is filled with traditional Vietnamese culture, is the kick off to a larger Little Saigon Project that aims to install ten to twenty public art pieces over the next year and is a collaboration between the San Diego Art Institute, Media Arts Center, Aja Project, El Cajon Boulevard BIA and the Little Saigon Foundation. Money for this comes from Creative California Communities Grant from the California Arts Council and will be great opportunities for local artist. SDAI’s Sarah Trujillo-Porter is the project curator. More info: visit www.sandiego-art.org 

We have two banners in March that supports events in April. The first is for the Oceanside Museum of Art Auction with a preview from March 31-April 7, and the Auction itself on April 7 from 6:00-9:30pm. Our thanks to those artists who contributed images: David Fokos, Allison Renshaw, Trinh Mai and Grant Britain, Mark Edwards Adams, Kirsten Francis and Arline Fisch.

Our second banner is for the North County Arts Network Networking Event Looking North: Seek to be Found at the Museum of Making Music on Monday, April 9 from 5:30 to 7:30. This will be a chance to network with both performing and visual arts resources and also get updates about spreading the word about your events and projects.

OMA is also part of the Big Read partnership and is basing four of its shows around that theme. Janell Cannon: the Fuzzhead Tales (opening March 31), David Fokos: The Book Pages Project, Sherry Karver: Collective Mythologies and (the last three don’t open until April 28). You can also catch Artifacts at the Oceanside Museum of Art from Feb 17 to July, opening on March 17 from 6 to 8 pm. This is a curated exhibition of clay, wood, metal, fiber and glass “artifacts” created by selected Allied Craftsmen members and inspired by the book Station Eleven. This is a collection of curiosities that inspire viewers to wonder what strange and wonderful world these objects may have come from. More info: 76f0.435.3721

Remember Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire, and Air by Ellen Speert   can be seen until March 7, 2018 at Encinitas City Hall (505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, 92024) and then it travels to the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024) from March 7 - May 2, 2018. The reception on March 17 at the Community Center is from 1:00 - 4:00 PM and will feature spoken word artist Alyce Smith Cooper performing “ Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire & Air: The Mythic Journey of Zora” For more info 760.436.3310 ellen@artRETREATS.com

Mikaela McLeish was selected for a two week artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux in the French countryside of Champagne, Ardenne.  She attributes her successes this year directly to the encouragement and mentoring she received from The Business of Art scholarshipsponsored by SDVAN and produced by The Studio Doorincluding a free booth at Mission Federal ArtWalk last year. This year’s scholarship goes to Eleanor Greer, a SDSU student painter with great promise.

The California Arts Council elected our own local art activist Larry Baza to serve as Vice Chair of the Council, The decisions was made by unanimous vote of the Council. Baza, appointed to the Council by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins in February of 2016 and Nashormeh Lindo was elected as chair at the same time. You can meet the new director of CAC Anne Bown-Crawford on March 15 from 4 to 6 pm at Balboa Park, Old Globe Theater, Hattox Hall, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101. The event is sponsored by the San Diego Regional Arts & Culture Coalition in partnership with the California Arts Advocates and Californians for the Arts. RSVP now via this link

Dana Springs reported that she is leaving the Commission for Arts and Culture in March. Darrin Schwab from Cit HR will relocate to the Commission to oversee operations as a search is undertaken. Kinsee Morlan and others have suggested that Springs resigned with pressure from funding cuts and her desire to fund more small organizations.

Here is your chance to learn a new skill..marbling on paper and fabric with a series of One-Day Workshops by Pietro Accardi put on by the San Diego Book Arts on March 7-9 th.Accardi formed “La Legatoria del Sole,” an artisanal and production-oriented bookbindery in Turin, Italy. It served Turin's Municipal Archives, public and university libraries. He now teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Nevada Museum of Art, and Castle in the Air in Berkeley, CA. Together with his wife Vanessa he has founded Accardi Book Arts, a book arts studio and bindery. 

We love the Art Carts Project launched by Bob Hernandez (formerly Roots Factory) with a grant from the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. One of these street vending paleteros is repurposed as a screen print cart to make free posters. We understand the music version will be appearing at Chollas Creekside Park located next to the Walgreens parking between Euclid Avenue and Market Street in southeast San Diego.

Kathryn Kanjo is happy to receive a $25K grant from the NEA to deliver the Museum of Contemporary Art’s free ESP program that serves more than 1,600 students and 40 educators in grades 6-12. Schools participate through multiple levels of engagement, including teacher professional development, guided visits to MCASD, in-class activities, and a public showcase of student artwork hosted at the Museum.

The Fleet Science Center if offering STEAM Spring Camp themes that explore art and science for grades 1-3 and a special learn Marvel comics-themed Minecraft modeling in camps provided by ThoughtSTEM for grades 4-8. Both are the week of March 26 to March 30. MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition will be at the Fleet Science Center from Feb 24, to Sept 3.

Don’t miss out on any of The Artist Odyssey’s live conversations with artists of note. Kristine Diekman and Tony Allard discussed their Big Book Project, a giant sketchbook in which they both draw the same object from different vantage points. There is a 2-minute preview of their work is here, and if you can see and hear the conversations here.

What is happening at the SD History Center? It seems to have had a very low profile for the last couple of years but Bill Lawrence the executive director announced a whole new set of programs coming up. They will be launched with a Makers of San Diego History champagne dinner on April 21. This will include a new permanent exhibition showing how we have become the 8 th largest city in the USA, San Diego Voices—a real time feet-on-the-street community engagement project, a new Serra Museum exhibitions and Presidio Visualization Project with a virtual reality to step back in time and see how the Presidio of San Diego appeared in 1790, and a scholarship program.

Expressions of Wabi-Sabi: Embracing Impermanence Dana Mano-Flank is showing at Japanese Friendship Garden Exhibition Hall Gallery in Balboa Park (2125 Park Blvd. SD 92101) from Feb 9 to April 29 th. Wabi-sabi ( 侘寂 ), a traditional Japanese aesthetic, signifies acceptance of transience and imperfection. In this exhibition, "Expression of Wabi-Sabi: Embracing Impermanence", artist Dana Mano-Flank seeks to create awareness, insight, and explores the fragile connections between nature and human society. In her mixed-media paintings she incorporates wabi-sabi and captures the small and simple beauty of nature. She incorporates natural materials such as leaves, flowers, rocks, bark, moss, copper, metal, rice paper, sand, as well as pigments and recreates organic textures on her canvases. Dana received her degree in Comparative Arts from Washington University in St. Louis and is currently based in Northern California. She has shown in many juried exhibitions and invitational shows in museums, galleries and art centers throughout the United States. Free with JFG membership Admission. Hours are Mon to Sun 10 am - 7 pm. For more info: Emiko Scudder 619.232.2721

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

The Poway Center for the Performing Arts hosts monthly rotating art exhibits every September through June. They are making a call for artists for the current application Sept 2018 through June 2019. For more info contact Cody Thomas 858-668-4691

The Studio Door is making a call for artist for San Diego Legends exhibition. Juror: Chrisanne Moats, Executive Director of Escondido Arts Partnership. Exhibition Dates: April 6 - 29, 2018 Reception on Saturday, April 7 at 6 - 9 PM. For more info: forallweknow@thestudiodoor.com 619-255-4920

Art on 30 th is making a call for artists for Rhythm & Hues Juror: Phylicia Adelman Co-owner of Adelman Fine Art. Submit until March 17 with show March 24 to May 5. Why just stop at one hue, why not paint them all? Show us your work that features bright and bold COLORS! More info: arton30th@gmail.com 619-894-9009

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RAW March 2018

“Express your inner world, not the latest artistic trends.” Wassily Kandinsky  

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
Anne Mudge at Quint Projects Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Class not dismissed, Part !: Teaching artists to gight the good fight, Rizzhel Mae Javier San Diego City Beat by Rachel Michelle Fernandes, March 20, 2018

 

North County Arts Network Networking EventLooking North: Seek to be Foundat theMuseum of Making Music (5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, 92008) on Monday, April 9 from 5:30 to 7:30. This will be a chance to network with both performing and visual arts resources and also get updates about spreading the word about your events and projects. RSVP for free tickets.

Mission Federal ArtWalk is featuring the work of Eleanor Greer,a SDSU student painter with great promise. She isThe Business of Art scholarship recipient for 2018 which is sponsored by SDVAN and produced by The Studio Door. The Art Walk this year is Sat/Sun April 28/29 in San Diego’s Little Italy. ArtWalk Carlsbad is coming this fall on Sat/Sun Sept 22/23 at Armada Drive. ArtWalk Carlsbad will feature a brand-new element in its lineup—chalk art as well as live music, a wine and beer garden, food trucks, interactive art experiences and more

The Encinitas Friends of the Art are presenting Passport to Brazil on Sat. April 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024)

Remember: Oceanside Museum of Art Auction is on April 7 from 6:00-9:30pm.

Save the date for San Diego Art Prize 2017 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library  from May 12- June 9 with an opening reception on Friday, May 11, 6:30-8:30PM for Emerging Artist Rizzhel Mae Javier with established artist Cy KuckenbakerandEmerging Artist Alexander Kohnke with established artists Victoria Fu / Matt Rich. The SD Art Prize Catalog 2017 is now available for viewing. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library   (1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037) More info:press@ljathenaeum.org 858.454.5872.

The “Mattress Room” is returning to the New Children’s Museum. The project by Brian Dick (SD Art Prize recipient), No Rules Except…., first installed in 2008 is part of the exhibition childsplay. It interpreted two installations Allan Kaprow had created with his sons—Yard (1961) and No Rules, Except (2000)—by merging them into a new project that combined Kaprow’s essential elements (tires, pillows) with Dick’s characteristic use of recycled materials. This new installation commemorates both the museums 35th year in San Diego and its 10th year downtown in the visually exciting Rob Quigley-designed building.

Other SD Art Prize recipients showing this month include Richard Alan Morris at R.B. Stevenson and at the Athenaeum with Tom Driscoll (and Allan Morrow), and Kim MacConnel one of the artists in the Invisible Border exhibition at City College Gallery.


SDAI’s new Director of Education & Programs is Karla Centeno. Karla was recently on the education team of MCASD.She will be working with a number of schools and remember SDAI does offer summer camps for all ages.

Positioned behind a personal residence in Southpark, a small studio called After 1920plays host to a biannual artist residency with an invitation only salon series. Created by a creative collective IM/MATERIAL, they will be supporting emerging conceptual art.

Manuelita Brown is featured inLegacy in Blackexhibit curated by theSan Diego African American Museum of Fine Artin collaboration with theSan Diego History Center.

Kinsee Morlan reports that the exhibition space in Balboa Park for Comic Con may not be called a museum and that this space will not assure that Comic Con stays in San Diego.

California Center for the Arts Escondido is having a juried show of faculties called Campus Creatives: From the Classroom to the Museum from April 7 to may 13 th. This exhibition features forty-seven of our local visual art department faculty members teaching at the college level in fourteen San Diego County institutions.

We were thrilled to see that Doug Simay has covered two shows in San Diego with his usual report from Los Angeles. Look for Ann Mudge at Quint and Steve Gibson at Southwestern College.

Joyce Cutler Shaw is sadly no longer with us. She passed peacefully on March 18 she was born in 1932 in New York and leaves her husband Jerome. On of the first graduating from UCSD with a MFA,Cutler Shaw created in many, many medium from library installation to artist's books. She will be missed by many who she influenced and loved.

So sad to hear of the passing of James Luna, local La Jolla artist, in March. Luna was a Mexican-American performance artist, photographer and multimedia installation artist.. Alessandra Moctezuma sent this link to a nice article in Hyperallergic.. Remembering James Luna, Who Gave His Voice and His Body to Native American Art.by Rebecca Romani.

In two or three years from now, after the blue line trolley from UCSD to downtown is complete, we may see a new UCSD art center on two floors of a new development in the former Quartyard space in downtown San Diego. We look forward to the time when downtown is not the only outpost for the work of graduating students and their faculty from our universities. Let’s hope they can follow the money to North County as well.

In the past 33 years, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has organized numerous survey exhibitions of local artists—notable among them are A San Diego Exhibition: Forty-Two Emerging Artists (1985); Tijuana Downtown (1988); Common Ground: A Regional Exhibition (1996); Off Broadway: New Art from Downtown San Diego (2000); Strange New World: Art and Design from Tijuana (2006); and Here not There: San Diego Art Now (2010).  The 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana has just been announced for Being Here With You/ Estando aquí contigo which opens Sept 20, 2018 and on view through February 3, 2019.

Thanks to Bryan Snyder for documenting the murals of Carlsbad Village with a video footage which was compiled in Feb when he led a bicycle tour of more than 30 murals including many by Snyder.

Farwell to Pamela Underwood. She is giving one last Poway BODYWRITING®  from April 25-29. At the end of 2018, she is moving to Austin, Texas.

Madrigal: Inner Voice Speaks is a brief documentary of La Mesa artist Ellen Arcadi and her lovely home by Wolfgang Drakos made 11 years ago. Ellen continues to draw the community around her.

Madison Gallery of La Jolla is have a grand opening reception on Sat, May 26 th from 6-9 p.m.at brand new second location in North County. (320 South Cedros Ave, Ste. 200, Solana Beach, CA 92075) New Generation, with artists James Verbicky and Olivia Steele will be the premier exhibition for this new space. More info: info@madisongalleries.com

Jennifer DeCarlo of jdc Fine Art has been working with the San Diego Museum of Art to present information to the Gallery Collective, a $300 level of membership at the museum.. jdc Fine Art crafted some related handouts and is making them available to all patrons on the jdcwebsite. Two documents are  Invest | Acquire: All valid art is an investment | Definitions + Concepts, and the first part of an Introduction to Acquisitions (3 parts) : Philosophy of Collecting.  Vetting the Artist, and 3. Fair Deals + Discounts are coming soon

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

Apply for the 2018 South Bay Earth Day Artist Exhibit, a free opportunity for artists to sell, showcase, and promote their work to over 3,000 event patrons. This year’s event will take place on Saturday April 7 th, 2018 from 11am-4pm, at Bayside Park on the Chula Vista Marina. The application is due on or before Monday, April 2 nd at 11:59PM!

Carlsbad Village Association is making a call for artists for Art In The Village, which attracts thousands of residents and travelers by offering a diverse selection of fine artists in a variety of mediums during its one-day on Aug 12. Apply on ZAPPlication through www.kennedyfaires.com which includes a complete prospective of the event and is where all artist applications will be processed. Select the city of Carlsbad at the top and then scroll down to \"Art in the Village\" where you will find information and a link to the application. Apply by April 31 st. More info: 7604537076 info@carlsbad-village.com.

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April 2018

“I hate art that is given the burden of having to be meaningful. I think this is a misunderstanding. Maybe the real purpose of art is to wrestle with the relationship between meaningful and meaningless and how they transform each other.” Ian Cheng

 
San Diego Art Prize 2017 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library 
from May 12- June 9 with an opening reception on Friday, May 11, 6:30-8:30PM for emerging artist Rizzhel Mae Javier with established artistCy Kuckenbaker and emerging artist Alexander Kohnke with established artistsVictoria Fu / Matt Rich. The SD Art Prize Catalog 2017 is now available for viewing. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library   (1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037) More info: press@ljathenaeum.org 858.454.5872. .

Art Reports by or about SDVAN  

Artist Eleanor Greer selected as 2018 Business of Art Scholar Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer with an assist by Patric Stillman
Looking North: Seek to be found: NCAN networking events at Museum of Making Music Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Gabrielle Bakker and David Adey at Lux Institute Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Station Eleven, The Big Read at Oceanside Museum of Art Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Men on Boats at new Village Arts, Carlsbad until April 22 A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Meet Patricia Frischer of San Diego Visual Arts Network SDVoyager, April, 2018

Mission Federal ArtWalk is featuring the work of Eleanor Greer, a SDSU student painter with great promise. She is The Business of Art scholarship recipient for 2018 which is sponsored by SDVAN and produced by The Studio Door. The Art Walk this year is Sat/Sun April 28/29 in San Diego’s Little Italy. ArtWalk Carlsbad is coming this fall on Sat/Sun Sept 22/23 at Armada Drive. ArtWalk Carlsbad will feature a brand-new element in its lineup—chalk art as well as live music, a wine and beer garden, food trucks, interactive art experiences and more.  

The Encinitas Friends of the Art are presenting Passport to Brazil on Sat. April 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024)

Alanna Airitam has made a series of works called the Golden Age which places black portraits in historical context. The result is a lush, proud and generous view of a people who were made to feel less than for far too long. The Artist Odyssey commissioned David and Barbarella Fokos to createFrom Haarlem to Harlem (short film about the Golden Age) which is well worth the 20 minutes. Her work will be featured in About Face from April 21 at the San Diego Art Institute.

We hear that Reesey Shaw founding director has now left the Lux Institute. Kelly Wilson is the operational manager and Guusje Sanders is the curatorial assistant. In this transition period, we wish the board the best in finding a motivated director that can take the institute in the correct direction.

We are thrilled that Adam Belt (2011 SD Art Prize recipient) has a new installation with water, mirrors and light at the end of Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego.  

We loved the article in the Union Tribune Spring arts 2018: Meet visual artist Bhavna Mehtaby Martina Schimitschek who also highlights Art That Cuts, with Mehta as a juror also showing some of her art at Mesa College Gallery in her 10 things to watch in visual art this season. Mehta will also be on display at the New Americans Museum’s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation". Watch for this and many other shows coming up in April on our calendar of events and featured on our home page. 

The Studio Door & Hanalei Artworks are bringing back the gallery in the street during the 22nd Annual North Park Main Street\'s Festival of the Arts on May 12. More info: Patric Stillman 619.255.4920

In February, the SD Airport Arts Program completed the installation of a new monumental mural titled Soar/shift/shelter by local artist and SDSU Professor, Eva Struble, along Admiral Boland Way between Sassafras and Palm Streets. Stretching 144-feet-wide and 6-feet-tall, the mural features reproductions of Struble’s vibrant paintings and collages digitally overlaid with imagery of endangered, regional animal and plant life. Installation of the 2018 temporary exhibition, Figure of Speech, will be completed in April, including a new pre-security gallery in Terminal 2 East. Fifteen distinct exhibitors whose artwork and collections explore the complexity, history, and beauty of language were selected by a jury of art professionals.

The R.B. Stevenson Gallery is glad to announce that the gallery will be moving to the first floor of the same building in May 2018. 7661 Girard Avenue, Suite 201, La Jolla, 92037. Opening hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 pm. But this space is smaller and more expensive. And the move means the Richard Allen Morris will be a month shorter than plan. Morris himself has to move out of his 2000 foot studio space in Golden Hill and he too will move some place smaller and more expensive. Downsizing is the subject of Morris’s show: “This & That: Excavations from the Studio,”

Museum of Mankind has a hit show opening in April: PostSecretFor over a decade, millions of people from all over the world have been anonymously sharing their secrets with Frank Warren, founder of the community art project, Each postcard submission is a unique work of art handmade by people who needed to share and release their secret into the world. You can help them collect more secrets to feature in the exhibit. To share your secret call 619-269-3894 and leave a voicemail or email them at museumofman@museumofman.org to pick up your own bundle of postcards to pass out to friends.

The San Diego Museum Council’s Big Exchange is happening in May. You can join or already be a member of anyone of 34 cultural organizations and get free admission to all of them for from May 1-18.

The Latin American Art Fair 2018 will take place in a new location at Bread and Salt art space in Barrio Logan with the aim of bringing to the residents of San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles and Baja California, the artistic expressions of the Latin American community. It will be held Oct 13/14th 

Artist and Mother was telecast on Tues., Apr. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on KCET and Link TV nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410). After broadcast, it will be available to stream online at kcet.org/artbound and linktv.org/artbound as well as on Amazon, YouTube, Roku and Apple TV. Our own Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director at San Diego Mesa College is featured on this program.

Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego includes printed matter and visual art produced by a small group of San Diego painters who were also writers: John Baldessari, Fred Cooper, Don Dudley, Malcolm McClain, Richard Allen Morris, and Guy Williams.  It tells the story of their relationships with storied bookstore owner Lafayette "Lafe" Young III and his son Geoffrey Young, a literary press publisher. Opening on May 11 and showing until August 3 at the San Diego History Center.

The Studio Door is acting as an arts incubator in fostering a new North Park gallery next to their own premises. The Good Friday Gallery is the brainchild of artists Jeremy McLaurin, Tony Becker and Lisa Kline Simon. Their collective mission is to empower and inspire creatives through classes, workshops and sharing of resources in members owned art collective. The space will open in May at 3758 30th Street.

Watch for more art at Porto Vista Hotel which is owned by the family of Artist Lauren Siry, who runs 1805 Gallery. Not only is there a light installation in the elevator but she has plans to invite artists to do installations all over the space and even launch a residency program Imagine getting to stay in the hotel and make art for it.

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

North Park Main Street and Ace Parking are seeking qualified artists to apply for a competitive request for qualifications to replace existing artwork on North Park Parking Garage [3829 29th Street] with up to 15 new works of art by one to four artists. The due date is April 24 and for more info: Angela Landsberg 619.294.2501. See details through The Studio Door 

Call for Artists for The Studio Door’s Tarot: The Fools Journey Through Life. Artwork featuring Tarot, Oracle and Divination decks, even Lotería cards jurored by Chris Butler UK-based author of three books on Tarot and Cartomancy and illustrator of Quantum Tarot; Quantum tarot 2.0; Healing Light Tarot; Lenormand Cartomancy and Son Tarot . Application Due by July 6. The exhibition is from August 3 – 26.

The Escondido Arts Partnership has extended the deadline to submit for theRefresh: past, present, future to Sat, April 28 at 4pm. The Juror is Wendy Morris. Open to all art mediums. The show opens May 12 but if you miss this one the deadline for Debbie Nature Show is May 5. That will be your chance to show how you honor Mother Nature: see prospectus here

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RAW May 2018

“Approach color as a window into the human soul.” Wassily Kandinsky

 
San Diego Visual Arts Network reminds you that Cy Kuckenbakerand Alexander Kohnke,  Victoria Fu / Matt Rich (FU/RICH) and Rizzhel Mae Javier,  SD ART PRIZE recipients 2017, are showing at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library until June 9 (1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037 More info:press@ljathenaeum.org 858.454.5872) We are pleased to announce the support of the art professionals that are championing these artists in the 2017 SD Art Prize Catalog with their words of support: Julio Romero, artistforRizzhel Mae Javier, Deborah Klochko, Museum of Photographic Artsfor Cy Kuckenbaker, Hugh Davies, PhD, Director Emeritus, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for Alexander Kohnke  and Katie Clark, artist forVictoria Fu / Matt RichRead about the exhibition:SD Art Prize 2017 at the Athenaeum and 2018 announcement Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

SD Art Prize 2017 at the Athenaeum and 2018 announcement Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Press Release Announcing 2018 SD Art Prize Recipients
Encinitas Friends of the Arts Presents Passport to Brazil Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
You are Home: Lynn Susholtz Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Children's Museum at 35: Brian Dick ageless Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Seventeen on Being 17 at the Cannon Art Gallery Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Max Robert Daily: A Canned Performance at a Pop-Up Sardine Bar Voice of San Diego, Kinsee Morlan
Look at #Me,Too
A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

We are pleased to announce the four artist recipients of the 2018 SD Art Prize. Each established artist has chosen an emerging artist to share the exhibition in 2019 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla. Established artist Anne Mudg ewith emerging artist Erin Dace Behlingandestablished artist Robert Mathenywith emerging artistMax Robert Daily were recognized for 2018 at the opening reception for the 2017 artists Cy Kuchenbaker with Rizzhel Mae Javier and Fu/Rich with Alexander Kohnke. Read the full Press Release Announcing 2018 SD Art Prize Recipients. The catalog for this show will be posted closer to the date of their opening reception. Words of support from: Lynn Susholtz, Art Produce for Anne Mudge, Jacqueline Silverman, director San Diego Art Institute for Erin Dace Behling, Dave Hampton, curator for Robert Matheny and Jill Dawsey, PhD, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for Max Robert Daily.

San Diego Art Institute presents High Key: Color in Southern California June 23 to Aug12. From neon signs to surfboards, Southern California color is amped up and exudes a tangible energy. From painting, to assemblage, to video, to installation exhibiting artists include many who have been part of the SD Art Prize: Claudia Cano, Max Daily, Victoria Fu, Han Nguyen, Matt Rich, Allison Wiese...and many more. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Rooklidge.

The 34th Annual Mission Fed ArtWalk had more than 100,000 attendees filling the streets of Little Italy last weekend. 350 artists enjoyed brisk sales and there was a great lineup of entertainment. Mark your calendar for next year, April 28 and 29, 2019!

We loved the article about the Mesa College Art Galler yexhibition The Art That Cutsby Rebecca Romani called The Art of the Cut posted on the Vanguard Culture blog called Buzz.  

Congratulation to California Center for the Arts Escondido for the official groundbreaking of the Dave Langlois Children’s Center, a multiuse office space serving the youth and families of the A Step Beyond program. A Step Beyond is an after school Creative Youth Development program helping underserved youth break the cycle of poverty through offering dance training, academic support, and family services to over 140 students from Escondido and San Marcos. 

“It is hard for me to recall seeing a Black person represented in a museum or contemporary space as a young person,” reflects artist Erica Deeman, showing her photo series Silhouettes and Brown at the Museum of Photographic Arts as part of its “Artist Speaks” which started at the end of April. “I reflect back upon this and wonder upon the impact for me personally. I think one of the reasons I make the work I do is to address this absence.” This show is on until September. Read more about women artist of color: Look at #Me, TooA+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Sensorium is an evening of immersive Vanguard Culture experiences, delicious food, wine tastings, and creative networking. Vanguard Culture will transform 15 condo lofts of the art-filled community of IDEA1 Downtown (899 Park Blvd. SD 92101) with immersive, experiential, multi-sensory art experiences themed around The 5 Senses on Sat, June 30 from 7 to 11 pm.

Yve Laris Cohen: Meeting Ground at the Museum of Contemporary Art downtown is at first glance and empty room with dark paneling. But the handout at the entrance is well worth a read. This is a duplicate of the paneling from Sherman Hall (now gone and the site under construction for the newly renovated museum in La Jolla). The artist tried to get the original paneling and transfer it but was told it was $1/2 million worth of wood. Turns out it was not real mahogany but Cohen had already made other arrangements. He also had some trouble when he asked to move the wall mounted security camera…..who would want to steal an empty room? They compromised by hanging the camera from the ceiling. There is a complicated history of the Sherman Auditorium and it is steeped with drama. I felt that even before reading the conceptual additions.

We were delighted to see that Lux Art Institute made a call for 5 artists to be selected to exhibit during Lux Art Institute’s Art Couture event. Artists were asked to submit an art piece for competition (deadline passed).Winner will be featured at this year’s Fashion Week San Diego June 23rd. For more info: Ernesto Gonzalez 760.436.6611

Barrio AllStarz Norte features more than 30 artists from Barrio Logan transfers from CM Curatorial to Sergott Contemporaryin Rancho Santa Fe. You can see the work by appointment until June 22.

WSOHOIDPS Music & Art Festival is at the Felicita County Park (742 Clarence Ln, Escondido 92029) on June 16 th and 17 th from 11 am to 7:30 pm. This is the first year of this music and art festival within the 50-acre oak grove in North County San Diego. The mission of the festival will be a continuation of the nonprofit's past programming as an arts and culture incubator merging world class talent with local San Diego artists.  

We love the sunglasses designed by local grade school students. Class Acts is  Knockaround' s ongoing campaign that aims to donate money, resources, and supplies to art education. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these sunglasses will be donated to ArtReach, a local non-profit organization that connects practicing artists with students at local elementary schools with limited resources for art education. 

The Creative Catalyst awards were announced in May and they total $100,000 to five artist and their not for profit hosts. Only one is a visual artist: Maxx Moses who is known as a mural designer whose projects blend community engagement and art to create works that incorporate the spirit of the surrounding communities. His sponsor is The Urban Collaborative Project and he intends to bring together residents and artists to beautify areas in Southeast San Diego, Moses will help transform a vacant lot along Imperial Avenue Corridor by creating a functional art installation. Throughout the process, Moses will host workshops to teach hands-on mural making to youth in the Southeast San Diego-Encanto area. Others that received this grant were a playwright, a dance, and theater director and a film maker.

The San Diego Museum of Art's Epic Tales from Ancient India exhibition opens on June 9, and features more than 90 works of art from the Museum's world-renowned Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, and offers the unique opportunity to experience South Asian paintings in their original narrative context by explaining the classics of literature that the works illustrate. The exhibition is returning home to San Diego after nearly two years on the road; it previously toured at the Princeton University Art Museum and the Blanton Museum of Art.

The Commission for Arts and Culture in the City of San Diego has made available its budget suggestions for the next year…it makes for interesting reading. Christine E. Jones is the Acting Executive Director and former public arts program manager for the city. We presume the search for the new ED is underway.

We are saddened to hear that Studio Door has to move locations and is looking for a new space. The North Park gallery has a new landlord who has quadrupled the rent. Patric Stillman is now actively looking for a new location. Please keep on the lookout for potential storefronts and introduce him to sympathetic landlords or developers or connect him to potential business collaborators who may also be looking for a vibrant storefront. The current gallery is open until Aug 31.

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

The artist applications are now open for the LeucadiArt Walk 2018. This is local juried artists displaying original art in specified areas along Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia sponsored by Leucadia 101 Main Street Association. The Deadline is August 11 th for this event taking place Sun, Aug 26 th. For more info and the application: Kellie Hinze 760.436.2320

Mission Trails Regional Park Art Gallery is making their annual Call for Artists for exhibits in 2019. The deadline to apply is June 30. For a prospectus, email Vicky DeLong at vbde@cox.net or call 619.286.1361

40 NORTH   Dance Film Festival  is accepting submission until August 28 for the festival produced in conjunction with Art Produce. 40 North aims to bring dance and artistic filmmaking to a broader audience while providing a platform for dance and film artists to share their voices with the world, inspiring movers and filmmakers, alike. 40 NORTH Dance Film Festival will be held in San Diego, California at the Museum of Photographic Arts from Sept 21-Oct 6, 2018. 

Are you interested in participating in the SDG&E Utility of Art Project? A box on Newcastle that was previously painted by San Diego Letters is scheduled to be replaced and the new box will need to be painted. The Cardiff Arts Coalition will review all proposals and select three finalists. Those three finalists will be put to a public vote. Once selected the artist will need to complete the SDG&E Utility Box Guidelines form, which along with their proposed art will be submitted to SDG&E for final approval. The selected artist will be paid a $600 artist fee upon completion of their work. Fill out the application or Roberta Walker 760-436-0431for more info.

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June 2018

“I don’t paint about writing or write about painting. It’s just the opposite, in fact, I write about the things I can’t paint and paint the things I can’t write about. “ Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

 
Madison Gallery has officially moved from La Jolla to 320 South Cedros in Solana Beach. The very large white box gallery is a great resource for the city of Solana Beach.

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
Terra Infirma at Space 4 Art Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Epic Tales from Ancient India and Moon Gold take you to Wonderspaces Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
San Diego Art Prize winners' work on view at Athenaeum until June 9 in La Jolla, La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt, May 2018
North County Arts Events: Lux Art Couture and SD Botanic Gardens A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
 

Our banner for July is for 4 events opening on July 14 in North County: Professional Artist Retreat Weekend – Creativity, 2D/3D, Commerceat the SD Artist Retreat in Fallbrook in association with The Studio Door, American Watercolor Society: 151st International Exhibition at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Create Your Own Talisman atArt Retreatsin Encinitas and ArtHatch Studio Artists: A Group Show atDistinction Gallery in Escondido.

We were delighted to see another art festival by A Ship in the Woods this time in their North County home near Escondido.

Art San Diego is celebrating their 10th Anniversary October 18–21. This fair features an international slate of galleries and contemporary fine artists. San Diego Visual Art Network and San Diego Art Prize are some of the community partners including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the San Diego Film Festival. It is not too late to get an application for a booth and do save the date to attend at the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fair Grounds. For more information: sales@art-sandiego.com

Studio ACE is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives through Arts, Community and Education. They collaborate with schools and local groups to increase arts offerings in the community. Their brand new physical location is at 3861 Mission Avenue, next to the Mission Branch of the Oceanside Library, 92058 where they hold art classes for artists, non-artists and artist wannabes of all ages. Create a tile for their new wall on June 26-30 and July 1, 5-8. For more info: Julia Fister 760-730-5203 We were delighted to see another art festival by A Ship in the Woods this time in their North County home near Escondido.

The 2018 Summer Art Show (until August 10) for VAG features some art by long time SDVAN supporter John Chalmers. The Visual Arts Group (VAG) is a UC San Diego Staff Association affiliate group dedicated to supporting the creative and artistic abilities of students, staff, faculty, alumni, retirees, and emeriti. For info: www.bit.ly/govisarts or contact: lnegrete@ucsd.edu or rhett@ucsd.edu.

Pacific Rim Park , a project of our own SD James Hubbell, builds art-filled friendship parks around the Pacific Rim. There are six parks currently, and the next is about to be built in Yantai, China.  Students from ten Pacific Rim countries will gather in Yantai for a 29-day design-build effort—from June 29th through July 28, 2018—to build this new park. Help them raise $20,000 by June 29 for this project on Kickstarter.  

Fabulous news! The UCSD Crafts Center is coming back. It closed in 2012 after 40 years to a great out cry. But now Russell King, UCSD’s associate director of Strategic Initiatives for Housing, Dining and Hospitality says that a new 11,000-square-foot space not in the same place but in the new Sixth college will be ready by 2020 whether they raid $5 million in crowdfunding or not!

Art Rocks 247 is a San Diego based cutting-edge window to the arts and lifestyle scene: from theater, visual arts, film making, fashion, music, dining and more. ​ Innovation starts with ideas and at Art Rocks 247 they embrace the art of sensory storytelling. Art Rocks 247 influences the taste-makers and style provocateurs who are interested in pulling back the velvet rope and stepping into the behind-the-scenes realm for a closer look at the innovative lives that shape the artistic landscape of San Diego, and Southern California. Art Rocks is looking for cultural events to cover in San Diego. Contact Alexandra Magdaleno 619-890-2546

This year, the Timken Museum invited Bhavna Mehta, named Emerging Artist for the San Diego Art Prize in 2014, to be the Timken’s artist-in-residence during the month of June, providing visitors the unique opportunity to observe the intricate process of her artistic creation. While in the museum, Bhavna and her assistant will be finishing the last touches to Leela – Portrait of A Woman in a Green Dress, a 3-dimensional artwork on display June 5th to September 16, echoing the Timken’s Portrait of a Lady by Bartolomeo Veneto.

Forensic Arts , an artifact display installation by Jay Johnson (SD Art Prize) with Karen Morrison and a sculpture by Ann GardnerSong of Night and Day are now permanently houses at the new Sheriff’s Department Regional Crime Laboratory at the County Operations Center, 5590 Overland Avenue. All of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors were present for the ribbon cutting: Kristin Gaspar, Dianne Jacob, Greg Cox, Ron Roberts, Bill Horn as well as Sheriff Bill Gore. This is a brand new 156,000 Square foot overall building with 5 floors of laboratory and office space.

The world's largest living wonder is coming to the giant screen when the new documentary Great Barrier Reef makes its West Coast premiere at the Fleet Science Center on Friday, July 6, 2018. Narrated by acclaimed Australian actor Eric Bana, the film celebrates one of the planet's most beautiful and biodiverse ecosystems as well as the "citizen science" movement, where volunteers help researchers gain a more comprehensive understanding of the natural world.

The Axline Lecture  will feature painter and sculptor Nancy Lorenz, whose art and alchemy are the subject of the exhibition Nancy Lorenz: Moon Gold, on view at The San Diego Museum of Art through September 3. Combining traditional lacquer, inlay, and gilding techniques with an Expressionist sensibility, Lorenz has created new works inspired by three centuries of Japanese art from The San Diego Museum of Art's collection. Tickets go on sale June 26 for the letter on July 10 at 7 pm at SDMA. Axline Lectures are a joint project between SDMA and MCASD. See more about Moon Gold: Epic Tales from Ancient India and Moon Gold take you to Wonderspaces Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer

The Mingei Museum in Balboa Park will be closes for at least a year starting at the end of August for renovations.

Oceanside Museum of Art Artists Alliance is making a call for artist on the theme Botanica.  Submissions close on August 6 for the show at the SD Botanic Garden on view from September 30, 2018–November 1, 2018 . There is a fee to enter and you must join OMAAA to participate.

Social Action through Fashion Films is a new forum produced by the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival July 19 -21. You can join two of the pioneers in this emerging film genre when La Jolla holds the world’s first forum on how to integrate social action into your fashion films. Tsailii Rogers, the only Native American director/producer working in the fashion film space and Paloma Diaz Soloaga is a professor and scholarly researcher at Complutense University in Madrid, Spain will speak followed by a chance for questions and answers. The forum takes place Saturday afternoon July 21st in the main ballroom area and it is free for interested persons and does not require tickets to attend. For complete event schedule with exact times and location: www.LJFFF.com

We were delighted to see this article in the UT about Rosemary KimBal called Artist makes giant brushes 'dance' to create contemporary Zen paintings. Barbara Henry is one of small group writing about the arts in North County.

Congratulation to the Chicano Park Museum, which was just awarded $500,000 from the City of San Diego. This is about a tenth of the $5 million it might take to make the museum a reality.

We are delighted to see that the Port of San Diego is continuing to show temporary sculptures. Randy Walker from Minnesota will cover three tankers with strips of fabric.

Here is a chance to see a whole exhibition of Joe Caroff’s art at Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance in Rancho Santa Fe. Celebrating a career that spans over eighty years, Joe Caroff recently commemorated his 75th wedding anniversary and will be turning 97 this August. This retrospective will show works from this artist who is also the designer of the famous 007 logo. Opening Reception: Fri, July 20 from 6pm - 9pm running to August 17. RSVP required. info@sergottart.com 858-756-2377.

The NTC is investing $60,000 in Liberty Station barracks to construct new artist studios over the next year to supplement the 22 existing studio. No news yet about the size or cost and we would like to see these more affordable and thus help promote a more diverse arts district.

Encinitas City Council funded $192,000 for the public art on the new interchanges i.e. underpasses and exits for the freeway at Santa Fe and Encinitas Blvd.

California Arts Council is investing $16.3 million in arts programming statewide through 1100 grants.

In June, the US Senate matched the House of Representative’s $2 million funding increase for the NEA and NEH, bringing their budgets up to $155 million each for FY 2019. Hurrah!

Kathlyn Mead is no longer CEO and President of The San Diego Foundation. They are performing a search for the new CEO which we hope to announce in the near future. We also hope to see the announcement for the new Director of the Lux Art Institute soon

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

This year the Art/Vintage/Treasure Encinitas Flea Market will be held at the Encinitas City Hall off of Vulcan Ave with parking in the lower lot and train station parking facilities.  Please save the date Saturday July 28 from 10 to 3 pm. Money raised will go to support the Encinitas Friends of the Arts and their arts and culture projects including Dia de los Muertos.  Contact Naimeh Woodward if you want to be a vendor for this event and/or see application. Fill in form, scan and or mail it to Encinitas Friends of the Arts, P.O. Box 230410, Encinitas, and CA 92023-0410 or pay online at www.EncinitasArts.org by July 22, 2017. Declined paid applicants will receive refunds no later than July 31, 2018 . Seller’s permits are available at https://www.taxes.ca.gov

Borrego Art Institute (BAI) is seeking an Executive Director to lead BAI through its next phase of growth. The Executive Director will assume overall responsibility for all aspects of the BAI’s management and operations, managing an annual budget of approximately $1 million. Borrego Art Institute (BAI) is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization located in Borrego Springs, CA. BAI is a diverse organization with the goal to inspire and enrich the community of Borrego Springs by offering a venue for the public to experience, create, and enjoy all forms of art. BAI includes a Gallery, Restaurant, Kid’s Art program, Pottery and Art Farm. Position reports to BAI’s President and Board of Directors. For more info: Kay Levie

San Diego Artist Retreat and The Studio Door present Artist Retreat Weekend, Fallbrook – Creativity, 2D/3D, and Commerce Professional Artist Workshop on the weekend of July 14 – 15. Non-refundable Retreat Tuition: $650 includes all materials to complete an art project, food, and beverage [Limited participation; Maximum of 20 artists] Contact Patric Stillman 619-255-4920 for more info on the retreat. The San Diego Artist Retreat has limited space for two individuals or two couples to purchase overnight accommodations. Interested parties should contact Julia S. Rasor 408.395.3335.

Pelican Communities is building a 5-story mixed use project in downtown Oceanside, CA that includes a public courtyard that will feature a sculpture art piece. They are making a call for an artist to design, build and install a permanent art sculpture that will be the centerpiece of a new public plaza in downtown Oceanside. The deadline for applications is June 31st. Installation will be between Feb-May 2019. For more information see the application or contact John Helfrich 949-833-0222

Art on 30 th is making a call for artist for Going Green. The fee is $35 for 1 or 2 pieces $45 for 3 or 4 pieces. Applications are due July 6. The reception date is July 14. For more info: Kate Ashton 619-894-9009.

Orbital is a project that provides artists the opportunity to display work in LEWIS offices world-wide. The current call for entries will be displayed in the office in Downtown San Diego for 12 months. Staying Sharp in a Fast World is the theme and open to all paintings, drawings, digital and mixed media pieces. Jurors are all members of Team Lewis in San Diego: Halston Hazdra - Design Associate, Shazia Amin - Client Engagement and Marketing Manager and Stephanie Brown - Digital Designer. The deadline is Aug 20 th for installation by Sept 17 th. For more info: Halston.hazdra@teamlewis.com

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RAW July 2018

“I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.” Jackson Pollock

 
Left: This is a detail of Bhavna Mehta  Leela: Portait of a Lady in a Green Dress now on display at the Timken Museum in Balboa Park. It is inspired by the museum's Portrait of a Lady by Bartolomeo Veneto.
Right: the Cardiff by the Sea Kook is surrounded by a killer octopus and makes news as far away as Miami.

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
Great Barrier Reef at the Fleet Science Center Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Vanguard Culture’s Sensorium Picked RAW Peeled by Christina Williams
Beliz Iristay at Bread and Salt
Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
The Artist Portrait Project by Jennifer Spencer Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
The Art of Joe Caroff at Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer

A+Art Blog: Ten Reason to Support the Arts by Patricia Frischer

Our banner is in support of the Art/Vintage/Treasure Encinitas Flea Market held this year at the Encinitas City Hall off of Vulcan Ave with parking in the lower lot and train station parking facilities.  Please save the date and attend with your friends Saturday July 28 from 10 to 3 pm. Money raised will go to support the Encinitas Friends of the Arts
and their arts and culture projects including Dia de los Muertos.  Contact Naimeh Woodward if you want to be a vendor for this event. 

There is a huge north county arts and culture promotion in OctoberOpen Your Hearts to North County Artscoming in October. We encourage everyone in North County from Fallbrook to Poway and Oceanside to La Jolla to list your events on North County Art Network (or SDVAN if you are visual arts) before the end of August to go into a hard copy brochure for this month long celebration.

The Artist Portrait Project by Jennifer Spencer is launched at Warwick's bookstore (7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla, 92037) on July 19 th with a little reception at 7:30 pm. This is a photographic memoir of portrait sessions with 50 San Diego Artists with a book signing with the author. Read our report: The Artist Portrait Project by Jennifer Spencer

Celebrating a career that spans over eighty years, Joe Caroff recently commemorated his 75th wedding anniversary and will be turning 97 this August. His investigations into the nature of abstraction have covered a wide range of media including prints, drawings, collages, paper works, and large-scale paintings. The Art of Joe Caroff presented by Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance opens on Friday, July 20th from 6-9pm in Rancho Santa Fe. For more info: Tom Sergott 858-756-2377 Showing until Aug 17 by appointment. Read our report: The Art of Joe Caroff at Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a state budget that includes an $8.8 million one-time increased funding allocation for the California Arts Council, California’s state arts agency for the fiscal year 2018/1019. The overall California Arts Council budget for fiscal year 2018-19 also includes approximately $1.1 million from the NEA and approximately $2.5 million in annual funds from sales and renewals of CA Arts License Plate and voluntary state tax return contributions to the Keep Arts in Schools Fund totally then approximately $27.53 million. The budget also includes an additional, separate $8 million state allocation for California’s Arts in Corrections program, administered by the California Arts Council.

Farwell to Pamela Underwoodwho with her husband plan to move to their Austin, Texas home where she will continue her Expressive Arts work with Groups, Retreats and Private Clients.

Emma Webster is seeking a 300-600 sq. ft. painting studio in San Diego. Ideally it would have drywall, slop sink, ventilation, uniform lighting (natural light or color correct overhead). Location can be flexible. Contact Emmabgw89@gmail.com 7608159497

Synergy Art Foundation recently won another grant from the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Grant Program to continue healing arts classes at the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Community Programs. The classes are free to all in-patients as well as Encinitas residents who are recovering from any neurological issues, including but not limited to brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. Thanks to Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+), Synergy Arts Foundation has also connected with two  elderly artists Susana Espinosa and Bernardo Hogan in Puerto Rico whose studios were demolished in the recent hurricane.  Synergy will granting them some funds to rebuild their studios and Casa Candina. Finally Synergy Art Foundation has supported The Peace Train Transcending Barriers Project with 100 volunteer singers marching and singing from the World Beat to join arms with Mexican participants from Promotora de las Bellas Artes at the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT). After workshops and rehearsals there was a free evening concert of unity at CECUT.

The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $28,800 to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido as part of its Arts Education: Exposure programs. They will fund the Center Stage Performances for Youth and Field Trips to the Museum. Exposure grants support attendance at performances and exhibitions for students who may otherwise have limited access to these experiences. The impact of student attendance at these events is complemented by pre- and post-attendance activities. “….. Last year we served over 28,500 youth and educators. Our goal is to ensure that all students have access to experiences in the arts.”  Leah Goodwin Director of Museum and Education.

U.S. House of Representatives soundly defeated an amendment that would have cut funding the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  The House voted down the Grothman amendment by a vote of 114 – 297!  This is one of the largest vote margins in support of the Endowments in the U.S. House!  Read Americans for the Arts President & CEO Robert L. Lynch’s statement here.

Read the latest installment about a sea rescue from Pacific Rim Park Yantai Time Capsule by Lauren Lola Victor “ About a week ago, Jim (James Hubbell) and I were walking through Yantai University’s Campus and I asked him what his hope for this park was. He replied, “We don’t know why we do what we do and that’s the point.” He paused then followed that statement with, “When we built the park in Russia, two students fell in love and got married. Maybe that’s why we built the park.”

Not sure if Art San Diego is right for you? According to the 2018 Art Market Report, art fairs this year boasted an exceptionally strong performance, drawing in $15.5 billion in sales. Whether you want to connect with collectors, generate buzz for your gallery, or enhance your reach, now is the time plan for the fall selling season. Join Art San Diego for the 10th-anniversary celebration of Art San Diego Oct. 18–21, 2018. For more info: info@art-sandiego.com

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

The Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is making a call to artists who are members of Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance. They are invited to submit any number of entries for consideration in a juried art exhibition that will take place at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. The theme is Botanicals. Consider artwork with landscapes, trees, leaves, flowers, desertscapes, underwater plants, any and all types of foliage, or any subject matter including the above. Juror: Naomi Nussbaum. This might be a good time to join the OMA Artist Alliance. Application or contact Katie Sanderson 760-435-3731 for more info.

HEAL is seeking to expand and develop by adding new voices to the organization\'s direction as members of the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate is an expert specific to fields relating to art, homelessness, or social services, a donor committed to the cause, or a community leader able to attract support. We hope building a strong Board will aid in realizing our vision of a strong and supportive community of creative housed and unhoused individuals that encourages basic dignity, lessens the effects of stigma, and eases the recovery process and transition into housing. Please send resumes or letters of inquiry to Alexandra Cochran before 8/27/2018  

On Sat, July 28th from 3 – 5 pm at Lestats West Venue (3343 Adams Ave, Normal Heights, 92116) the unofficial mayor of Normal Heights, a.k.a. Tony Allard, will launch The People’s Opera House project, uncork the “directed evolution” conversation and invite you the people to participate over the next year in the making of the “Mutate or Die” film and live cinema performances. Moe info: antalla@cox.net 619-517-8696

Art on 30 th has made a call for artists for a juried show themed Papered about the amazing part that paper has played in the art world! Juror: Valentine Viannay. Deadline to Submit: Friday, August 17th by 4pm Opening Reception: Saturday, August 25th, 6pm-8pm Fee: Entry fee for up to 2 pieces is $35 Entry fee for up to 4 pieces is $45. For more info: 619-894-9009 arton30th@gmail.com

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RAW August 2018

“I wish you would become ordinary like the rest of us and show your paintings this year” Georgia O’Keefe to Florine Steeheimer

 
We are delighted to see a kinetic sculpture by Jeffery Laudenslager newly installed on Highway 101 at the south entrance to Encinitas. The stand for this artwork was a gift from theEncinitas Friends of the Art and is the beginning of a group of stands that will continue to be funded by the City of Encinitas. The work is on loan from Laudenslager and we are hoping to see it permanently purchased for the city.  

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

HIGH-KEY: Color in Southern California at SDAI Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Encinitas Friends of the Arts Flea Market Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Wonderlust Art of Sidney Wildesmith at Encinitas Library and Gardens of Ink at SD Botanic Gardens Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
August with Maidy Morhous, Joyce Culter-Shaw, Fred Tomaselli, Sherry Karver and David Fokos at Oceanside Museum of ArtPicked RAW by Patricia Frischer
VOTE Like your life depended on it A+ Art blog by Patricia Frischer  

San Diego Visual Arts Network is helping to sen dSD Art Prize recipient Max Robert Daily toArt San Diegowith his Oslo Sardine Bar. Help him to go even further by supporting his Kickstarter. Also appearing at Art San Diego presented by FIG for SD Art Prize 2018: Anne Mudge, Erin Dace Behlingand former nominee and recipients of the SD Art Prize: Bhavna Mehta , Anna Stump, Michele Guieu, Lauren Carrera, Terri Hughes-Oelrich, Prudence Horne, Lynn Susholtz. Watch for them in Booths 124 and 229.

Art San Diego celebrates its 10th anniversary and partners with UBS Financial Services to launch the IMPACT Program in support of the needs of the underserved within the community. This year their focus is on children’s health, education, and protection and on organizations that support those needs—Monarch School, Generate Hope, HEAL, and Rady Children’s Hospital. This support will take the form of a silent auction of work or experience donated by some of the exhibitors at this year’s exhibitions. Art San Diego is Oct. 18–Oct. 21 and the auction is Thurs Oct 18 from 5 to 9 pm.

The launch of the north county arts and culture promotion in October Open Your Hearts to North County Arts is at ArtWalk Carlsbad This is a promotion of North County Arts Network. ArtWalk Carlsbad (Armada Drive, Carlsbad, 92008) is a new two-day outdoor fine art festival on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 from 11 am to 6 pm. ArtWalk Carlsbad will feature live music, a wine and beer garden, food trucks, interactive art experiences, over 200 artists showcasing every medium of fine art and a brand new element in its lineup—chalk art. The 50 chalk artists will create temporary masterpieces on the asphalt live at the event making chalk art a distinctive feature of ArtWalk Carlsbad each year. ArtWalk Carlsbad is the sister festival to Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy and ArtWalk @ Liberty Station. With the unifying theme of all three events being “Connecting Creative Communities,” ArtWalk Carlsbad aims to bring travelers and San Diegans from all over the county together for an immersive art experience while being enchanted by views of the Carlsbad Flower Fields and the ocean. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance online or $12 at the gate. Kids 16 and under are free. More info: 619-615-1090 See our opportunities for their call for artists.

The Forum Carlsbad and Kennedy & Associates present the 4th Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad (1923 Calle Barcelona, 92009) on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 11am-6pm. The juried show will feature more than 50 exceptional artists and craftspeople offering high quality original artwork from throughout the Western United States. Innovative works in differing styles of contemporary, traditional, modern, and Southwest art will be on display. Dozens of talented artists will present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Contemporary craftspeople will present unique pieces in a variety of media. There will be something for every taste and budget. Lux Art Institute and North County Arts Network, both 501-C3 non-profits, will be charity partners for the 4th Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival. They will co-host a silent auction with proceeds going to support their individual missions. Guests can learn more about these organizations at their booths inside the event. More info: Janis Brown.

The Candidates Forum for the San Diego County Supervisor District 5 race Michelle Garcia and Jim Desmond is presented by North County Arts Network and moderated by the League of Women Voters. Watch for the special announcement of time and place.

The NTC Foundation at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station selected six temporary art projects as part of a new rotating program titled Installations at the Station. Four projects have already been installed and all six will be ready for viewing by Oct 5. Hugo Crosthwaite has already created 16 site-specific, outdoor murals to further transform the monochromatic, rigid former military base into a creative space that better reflects the growing arts and cultural destination. His murals are improvisational and related to the area, its Navy history, and circumstances he encounters each day while on-site.

We are thrilled to announce that the San Dieguito Art Guildgave a cash award of $1000 to Encinitas Friends of the Artsin a ceremony at the Off Track Gallery in August where the public was invited to see the current show.

The EFA is happy to again sponsor the Children's Art Pavilion at the upcoming 14th Annual Leucadia Art Walk produced byLeucadia 101 Main Street held on Sunday August 26th from 10 am to 5 pm. Do not miss Ballet Folklorico with two performances at 1 pm at the Leucadia Post Office art location and at 2 pm at the Leucadia Plant and Floral

Victoria Hamilton has her worked cut out for her at president of California Arts Advocates. CAA has an impressive track record over the last six years in gradually restoring California Arts Council funding but we are not back to the historic $32M peak from 2001 and California is still ranked 28th out of 50 states in per capita state arts funding for 2018-19.

Congratulations to Kathleen Stoughton for starting a new position as Executive Director at Lux Art Institute. As a director, curator, educator and development specialist, Kathleen Stoughton has worked at some of the country's most renowned arts institutions. In addition, she has taught art history and museum studies classes at USC, San Diego Mesa College and UC San Diego. In 1988, she founded San Diego's first Museum Studies Program. Many of her students have secured directorships, staff or faculty positions nationally at noted institutions. As the Director of the UC San Diego Art Gallery, she launched new programs including an international exhibitions program, an artist-in-residence program and an international travel program for the Gallery's benefactors.

Did you know that Dick Blick Art Supplies offers hundreds of Lesson Plans designed to meet the National Standards for Visual Art Education and bring the value of creativity to any teaching experience? They are all original and free.

Madison Gallery in Solana Beach was named best high end gallery by San Diego Magazine for 2018. Right now you can see the work of Udo Noger before his work is shown at Art Basel.

San Diego Art Institute presents Beyond the Age of Reason a show curated by Debby and Larry Kline that explore the influences of religion on art. We are happy to say that many SD Art Prize artist including Eleanor Antin, Adam Belt, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Dave Ghilarducci and Beliz Iristay are included in this exhibition showing from Sept 1 to Oct 31 with a reception on Sat 15 from 5pm-6pm.

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

We are delighted to offer a FREE opportunity for an artist at the new ArtWalk Carlsbad (Armada Drive, Carlsbad, 92008) is a new two-day outdoor fine art festival on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 from 11 am to 6 pm. They will give a free booth to an artist who can present a participation project. A participation project is one where the artist presents a project that can be completed in just a few minutes and walk away with a little example of a technique that is new to the audience. In the past, for example, we have had Gabriela Alvarez letting people try her fingerprint technique and Rosemary KimBal loaning her giant brush for Zen painting. Please contact Patricia Frischer 760.943.0148 if you have a proposal for this kind of hands on demonstration. If we can’t use you this year, we will try to plug you in for a future Art Walk event (Little Italy or NTC Liberty Station).

The Forum Carlsbad and Kennedy & Associates present the 4th Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad (1923 Calle Barcelona, 92009) on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 11am-6pm. The juried show will feature more than 50 exceptional artists and craftspeople offering high quality original artwork from throughout the Western United States. Innovative works in differing styles of contemporary, traditional, modern, and Southwest art will be on display. Dozens of talented artists will present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Contemporary craftspeople will present unique pieces in a variety of media. There will be something for every taste and budget. Call for artist: Artist jury fee $20, if accepted then booth fee is $175 includes space for booth but not booth itself. See application details. More info: Janis Brown. Lux Art Institute and North County Arts Network, both 501-C3 non-profits, will be charity partners for the 4th Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival. They will co-host a silent auction with proceeds going to support their individual missions. Guests can learn more about these organizations at their booths inside the event.

Amo is a company that creates volunteer events at children’s homes in Tijuana, Mexico. They teach kids fun art and music skills. Their design & art projects provide a revenue source for the orphan children. They are making a call for artists who would allow them to use a new or existing design on clothing they produce. Twenty five percent of the profits go to the children's homes and $1 per item goes back to the artist. If you are interested in earning extra money that simultaneously provides a revenue source for children activities, please see the detailed (but very simple!) document. Please pass the word to your artist friends as well. For more info Quinn Alexander Boylan 760.846.9651

Media Arts Center San Diego is making an open call for designers to be a part of the 26th edition of the San Diego Latino Film Festival, which will take place from March 14 to 24, 2019. They want a commemorative poster design that captures the essence of this annual celebration of Latino film, music, and art. Competition is open to individuals, teams, and design firms from around the world. The winning design will be featured as the main poster for the event and receive a $1000 cash prize. Deadline to submit is November 2nd. Click for rules and guidelines.

Love art? Want to work in the art industry? Committed to giving back to your community? If that sounds like you—or any of your friends—then you might be interested in volunteering at Art San Diego. The contemporary art show taking place Oct. 18—21 at the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Art San Diego is fast approaching, and they are looking for friendly, energetic volunteers to assist at the show. See all the info here!

St. Mark's 15th annual Digital Art and Photography Show has an awards and reception on Oct 6 at 3pm. The juror is Larry Vogel and the theme Beauty Revealed will receive entries at St. Mark\'s United Methodist Church on Sept 28, 5-7pm and Sept 29, 9am-noon. More info: Judy Edelblute 858-278-0255

San Diego Art Institute is making a call to artists for the Matthew J. Mahoney Artist-in-Residence Program for the Winter 2018-2019 and Spring 2019. Artists working in all media and at any stages of their career are invited to apply for this three month residency. The selected resident receives a private, 200 sq. Ft. Studio space to create new work, culminating in a presentation at SDA in Balboa Park. Deadline is Monday, October 1, 2018. More info: Jessica Ballenger 619-236-0011

There is an exhibition opportunity for 2D Artists for the 2019-2020 season of the North Coast Rep Gallery at the North Coast Rep Theater in Solana Beach. For application contact Angela 858-481-2155.

It is time to think about joining the Artist Guild of the San Diego Museum of Art so that you can participate at Gallery 21 Exhibition in Balboa Park from Oct 23 to Nov 5. For more info: John Oleinik 858 945 3251

Sidney Wildesmith  is now offering individual nature drawing classes and painting workshops sessions for landscapes and flowers. For more info: wildesmith@gmail.com  760-436-8776.

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RAW September 2018

 

“By creating original work, you will further the cause of humanity.” Wassily Kandinsky

 
Moon flowers live a scant week only under a full moon, are rarely seen by humans, exist in crevices on Mt. Olympus, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Blanc, the Matterhorn, and the Urals, and occasionally on the edge of famous valleys like the Valley of the Dolls in Southern California, or the Shop Here Valley in Patagonia. We'll note only that moon flowers mean autumn has arrived. Moon Flowers by Jack Ofield

Art Reports by or about SDVAN  

TAROT: The Fool's Journey Through Life Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
La Jolla's 'Steel Goddess' artist Faiya Fredman reigns at Oceanside Art Museum Picked Ripe by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Open Your Hearts to North County Arts Launch at ArtWalk CarlsbadPicked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Two Candidates for SD District 5 Supervisor Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer

SAVE the DATE for the next two Open Your Hearts to the North County Arts Events in October. Check out North County Arts Network for a list of all the evnets in visual and performing arts :  

SD Art Prize   at Art San Diego(Wyland Center, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014)is presented by San Diego Visual Arts Networkfrom Thurs, Oct 18 to Sun Oct 21, 2018 withMax Robert Daily presenting theOslo Sardine Barwith art by Robert Matheny in Booth 124. Nearby in booth 131 is  FIG presenting SD Art Prize: Anne MudgeErin Dace Behling and former nominee and recipients of the SD Art Prize: Bhavna Mehta Anna StumpMichele GuieuLauren CarerraTerri Hughes-OelrichPrudence HorneLynn SusholtzFull info on theSD Art Prize eventspage.Art San Diego is a media sponsor for Open Your Hearts to the North County Arts.

Open Your Hearts to the North County Arts will be holding a silent auction fundraiser at the 4th Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad (1923 Calle Barcelona, 92009) on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 11am-6pm. The Forum Carlsbad and Kennedy & Associates is also presenting a juried show with more than 50 exceptional artists and craftspeople offering high quality original artwork from throughout the Western United States. There will be something for every taste and budget. Lux Art Institute and North County Arts Network, both 501-C3 non-profits, will be charity partners for the 4th Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival. Guests can learn more about these organizations at their booths inside the event. More info: Janis Brown.

Food and Art are a combination that is meant to be together. We love that Bread and Salt will now have a Pan and Sal shop. The staff of life should be side by side with the inspirations of creativity. Read the whole story by Kinsee Morlan in the Culture Report from Voice of San Diego. Food for the table and the soul.

The Candidates' Forum for District 5 County Supervisor race with Michelle Garcia and Jim Desmond was presented by North County Arts Network at MiraCosta Community College, the Oceanside Campus Please Cast all your VOTES for candidates that support the ARTS!

We enjoyed the online exhibition from Joseph Bellows Gallery of Steve Banks called Nitro Drag Racing in Southern California. Love those smoking tires!

We were recently sent this article by Ellen Mara De Wachterabout the confusion around photography bans in museums. This is still a problematic topic. Do museum protect the copyright of the artist and sales of postcards in their gift shops, or do they allow the word to be spread by social media about the fantastic exhibitions they are mounting?

John M. Eger is our most committed advocate of the STEAM approach to education which adds Arts to Science, technology Engineering and Math. In his North County times article he updates us on how The new normal in education includes art, science

Here are a few updates on SD Art Prize and New Contemporary Artists: MFA Alumnus Joe Yorty 'The Ghost I Love the Most' until Sept 25 at Southwestern College Art Gallery. Several Alumni & More in 'Being Here with You/ Estando aqui contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana' until Feb 3 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Alida Cervantes, Omar Pimienta, David White, and Joe Yorty. Professor Emeritus Eleanor Antin in 'Beyond the Age of Reason' until Oct 31 at the San Diego Art Institute and curated by Debby and Larry Kline.

Speaking of Art Prizes, it is Turner Prize time again in London and here are the nominees to check out: Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Luke Willis Thompson, and Charlotte Prodger

We loved this article in the New York Times, Want to Get Rich Buying Art? Invest in Womenby Mary Gabriel. In a recent study, 30% of the artists represented by the top New York galleries were women. That is a huge increase in the last 20 years. Now just another 21% to go!

Started by San Diego based artist scott b. davis, the Medium Festival of Photography is a non-profit organization centered around an annual festival in October. They offer year round resources to connect photographers of all levels with educational opportunities across Southern California. The annual festival from Oct 18 to 20th brings photographers from across the globe for lectures, inspiration, collaboration, and infusing others with fresh ideas. . A full calendar of events, including ticketed and open events, are listed on SDVAN and the Medium Festival Registration Page.

A fond farewell to Studio Door in North Park, but we will eagerly watch for news of the rebirth from Papa Patric Stillman. In the meantime check out one of Picked RAW choices for September: TAROT: The Fool's Journey Through Life will be showing starting Sept 13 until Nov 11 at the North Coast Rep Gallery (987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D., Solana Beach 92075). Artwork inspired by the Tarot will feature local artists Talia Ceravolo, Susan Gesell, Gillian Moss, Kellie Rogers, Ramona Szczerba and Patric Stillman. The fool’s journey is a metaphor for the journey through life that is explored in the imagery of the Tarot. The show is open during North Coast Rep performance times or by appointment by contacting House Manager, Holly Gillard. Opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 from 6-7:00pm. More info: Angela Jackson 858-481-2155. TAROT: The Fool's Journey Through Life Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer

We will miss Tara Centybear who is leaving to live in Portland, Oregon with her family. She worked at the Oceanside Museum of Art, the San Diego History Center as curator and lately at the Port of San Diego as Arts and culture program manager.

Farewell to Kara West. The Art Gallery at the downtown Central Library is looking for a new gallery director. Maybe this is a new position for Leah Goodwin who is leaving the California Center for the Arts after producing some exciting shows.

We are saddened by the passing of T.J. Dixon, sculptor and very private person who struggled for the last year and at 67 was far too young to leave us.

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

Brandon Gallery's is making a call for artists for its 12th Annual Small Works Show. Deliver artwork on October 27, 11 - 3 pm. for the show from Nov 2 to Nov 30 with a reception on Nov 10. For more info and prospectus contact Noreen Ring 760-723-1330

MAGEC (Museums & Arts Growing Escondido Culture) is looking for talented artists to help them launch a new art venue Art in the Gardenat the Grand Avenue Festival. Their goal is to attract visitors to Historic Downtown Escondido and the Grand Avenue Festival, increase awareness of Downtown as a unique retail, dining and arts district and promote the rich cultural environment. The Grand Avenue Festival is on Sunday October 21, 2018, 10am-5pm at Heritage Garden 121 W Juniper Ave (off Grand Ave). It was established in 1988 with large crowds and a wide variety of food and family entertainment is expected to provide all artists with a successful and enjoyable day. For More info: Carol Rogers 760-7154958

The City of Encinitas now has applications available for students and adult artists for the Santa Fe Drive undercrossing public mosaic art project. There is an applicant workshop on Wed. October 3, 6-7pm, at the Encinitas Library. Contact Jim Gilliam Encinitas Arts Programming Administrator for more info an copies of the application.

Are you passionate about the arts? Do you want to have a direct impact within our state’s diverse communities by helping organizations that offer arts programming receive state funding? The California Arts Council is looking for a new Arts Program Specialist to join their team to administer CAC grant programs and help organizations navigate the grant process. Apply by October 5. The job is in Sacramento but could be very helpful to have a SD arts professional in charge! More info: Debra Waltman

Here is the latest Call for Proposals for the 2019 Temporary Exhibition at San Diego International Airport, titled Forces of Nature. To learn more about this opportunity open to visual artists, cultural organizations, and educational groups, RSVP for our Info Session on October 11 from 6 – 7 p.m. and review the complete call here.

After a 27 year run the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation officially retired Oceanside Days of Arts this past April. Their new project is called ArtWalls Oside which is chaired and curated by Ruth Jameson who you should contact for more information. They are now making a call for artist to participate and seeking partnerships with businesses in Oceanside which have walls suitable for the display of fine art.

The Art Academy of San Diego (3784 30th Street, SD 92104) is looking for experienced Art Instructors for the following subjects: Watercolor, Printmaking, Drawing, Painting, Abstract Painting, Encaustic, Mosaic, and Jewelry Making We are looking to fill weekday and weekend slots for our 2019 curriculum, and need committed teachers and class times set by mid-October. Classes are held once a week and are 3 hours long. The instructor must be able to teach the subject as a 7-week course, a 14-week course and possibly workshops. We will also consider applications for instructors who are interested in teaching workshops only. Some of our students take the same course for numerous years, so our instructors must be prepared for returning long-term students. For more info on applying: Magdalena 619 231 3900

San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) is seeking artworks for this year’s C-NOTE Pop-Up Art Sale taking place November 10 & 11, 2018 plus an opening night special event on November 9th. C-NOTE is a juried art sale of original work by San Diego and Tijuana artists with all artworks priced at $100, $200, or $300. Art is sold on a first-come-first-served basis. SDAI splits sales with artists and proceeds will support their exhibitions, residencies and outreach programs. The show is a gateway to collecting and a platform for artists to seen by a wide audience. Artists working in all media and at all levels of their career are encouraged to apply. Click HERE to submit.  Submissions are FREE to submit up to three artworks.

Submission Deadline has been extended: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 11:59PM. More information can be found HERE.

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